Patents by Inventor Felix Clarence Quintanar

Felix Clarence Quintanar has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20240050280
    Abstract: A wound treatment system can include control circuitry configured to provide a drive signal to a wound dressing. The wound dressing can be configured to perform wound treatment based upon the drive signal. Prior to performing the wound treatment, the control circuitry can be paired with the wound dressing. The wound dressing can be configured to function only when connected to particular control circuitry after pairing of the wound dressing and the control circuitry. Further, based on pairing the wound dressing and the control circuitry, a timer can be initialized such that the wound dressing can be configured to function prior to the timer reaching a lifetime threshold and the control circuitry can be configured to disable the wound dressing, via a fuse, upon the timer reaching the lifetime threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Felix Clarence Quintanar, Neill John Rawson
  • Publication number: 20240033415
    Abstract: Embodiments of secure wound therapy systems and methods for operating the systems are disclosed. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a pressure source, a user interface, and a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism can be in one of at least two states, the at least two states including a first state in which the locking mechanism physically prevents user adjustment of one or more operational parameters with the user interface and a second state in which the locking mechanism does not physically prevent user adjustment of the one or more operational parameters with the user interface. The locking mechanism can include an authentication key and a receiver configured to receive an authentication input, which may be compared to the authentication key. Providing a sufficiently matching authentication input can transition the locking mechanism from the first state to the second state, permitting adjustments to the one or more operational parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventor: Felix Clarence Quintanar
  • Patent number: 11883262
    Abstract: Systems and methods for component stress relief are disclosed. In some embodiments, a wound dressing includes a substantially stretchable wound contact layer including a wound facing side and a non-wound facing side. The wound facing side or the non-wound facing side of the wound contact layer can support a plurality of electronic components and a plurality of electronic connections that connect at least some of the plurality of the electronic components. The wound facing side or the non-wound facing side of the wound contact layer can include a region of substantially non-stretchable material that supports at least one electronic component from the plurality of electronic components. The at least one electronic component can be attached to the wound contact layer with adhesive material. Such arrangement can securely position the at least one electronic component and limit the mechanical strain on the at least one electronic component supported by the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Emma Rhian Cole, Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, Felix Clarence Quintanar, Daniel Lee Steward
  • Publication number: 20240024565
    Abstract: A negative pressure wound therapy can include a negative pressure source configured to provide negative pressure to a wound of a patient covered by a wound dressing, first sensor and second sensors configured to measure temperature of the negative pressure system, electronic control circuitry configured to control operation of the negative pressure source responsive to temperature measured by the first sensor, and a programmable controller configured to control operation of the negative pressure source responsive to temperature measured by the second sensor, the controller configured to control operation of the negative pressure source independently of the electronic control circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Peter Georg Laitenberger, Jaime Owst, Felix Clarence Quintanar, Neil Andrew Ramsbottom, Roberto Damiao Da Costa Rodrigues
  • Publication number: 20230405213
    Abstract: Embodiments of negative pressure wound therapy systems and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, a wound therapy system includes a negative pressure source configured to provide negative pressure via a fluid flow path to a wound dressing, a first circuit board assembly including a first controller configured to control a wound therapy with the wound dressing by activation and deactivation of the negative pressure source, and a second circuit board assembly in communication with the first circuit board assembly, the second circuit board assembly separate from the first circuit board assembly. The second circuit board assembly can include a second controller configured to wirelessly communicate therapy data via a communication network, receive an executable command from an electronic device, and execute the executable command without providing the executable command to the first controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: William W. Gregory, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Felix Clarence Quintanar
  • Patent number: 11819386
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a negative pressure appliance and methods of using the same in the treatment of wounds. Some embodiments are directed to improved fluidic connectors or suction adapters for connecting to a wound site, having an air leak channel separated from a suction channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: T.J.Smith and Nephew, Limited
    Inventors: Nicola Brandolini, Felix Clarence Quintanar
  • Patent number: 11806468
    Abstract: Embodiments of secure wound therapy systems and methods for operating the systems are disclosed. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a pressure source, a user interface, and a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism can be in one of at least two states, the at least two states including a first state in which the locking mechanism physically prevents user adjustment of one or more operational parameters with the user interface and a second state in which the locking mechanism does not physically prevent user adjustment of the one or more operational parameters with the user interface. The locking mechanism can include an authentication key and a receiver configured to receive an authentication input, which may be compared to the authentication key. Providing a sufficiently matching authentication input can transition the locking mechanism from the first state to the second state, permitting adjustments to the one or more operational parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: T.J.Smith and Nephew, Limited
    Inventor: Felix Clarence Quintanar
  • Publication number: 20230337970
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for monitoring use of an orthopedic device are at least disclosed. In some embodiments, the system can include an orthopedic device, a housing, and a controller. The orthopedic device can provide support to a limb of an individual. The orthopedic device can include a magnet configured to generate a magnetic field. The housing can attach to the individual, and the housing can support a magnetometer configured to generate a signal responsive to the magnetic field. The controller can determine from the signal whether the individual is using the orthopedic device to provide support to the limb and accordingly output usage indications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, Felix Clarence Quintanar
  • Patent number: 11800638
    Abstract: Embodiments of negative pressure wound therapy systems and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a housing, negative pressure source, circuit board, and one or more controllers. The circuit board can be supported by the housing and include a conductive pathway extending around at least part of a perimeter of a first side of the circuit board. The conductive pathway can be electrically coupled to an electrical ground for the circuit board. The one or more controllers can be mounted on the circuit board and activate and deactivate the negative pressure source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Ben Alan Askem, Fernando Bettani, Alberto Fasan, Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, Felix Clarence Quintanar
  • Patent number: 11793924
    Abstract: Embodiments of delivering reduced pressure wound therapy are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system includes a reduced pressure wound therapy device and a remote computer. The device can be configured to apply reduced pressure to a wound of a patient according to a default reduced pressure therapy prescription. The device can be configured to monitor usage data and transmit the usage data to the remove computer for determining compliance with a reduced therapy prescription. In some cases, non-compliance can be determined due to change of the prescription from the default prescription to a prescription more suitable for treating the wound. A non-compliance notification can be transmitted to the device. The device settings can be updated to the current prescription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: T.J.Smith and Nephew, Limited
    Inventors: Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Felix Clarence Quintanar
  • Publication number: 20230330320
    Abstract: Embodiments of a reduced pressure system and methods for operating the system are disclosed. In some embodiments, the system can include one or more processors responsible for various functions associated with various levels of responsiveness, such as interfacing with a user, controlling a vacuum pump, providing network connectivity, etc. The system can present GUI screens for controlling and monitoring its operation. The system can determine and monitor flow of fluid in the system by utilizing one or more of the following: monitoring the speed of a pump motor, monitoring flow of fluid in a portion of a fluid flow path by using a calibrated fluid flow restrictor, and monitoring one or more characteristics of the pressure pulses. The system can provide external connectivity for accomplishing various activities, such as location tracking of the system, compliance monitoring, tracking of operational data, remote selection and adjustment of therapy settings, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: William W. Gregory, Felix Clarence Quintanar
  • Publication number: 20230321335
    Abstract: Embodiments of negative pressure wound therapy systems, apparatuses, and methods for operating the systems and apparatuses are disclosed. In some embodiments, a medical device is configured to detect an identity of a patient-contacting disposable connected to the medical device. The medical device automatically modifies one or more operational parameters of the medical device based on the identity of the patient-contacting disposable connected to the medical device. The medical device can include a user interface and modify automatically available selections in the user interface based on the identity of the patient-contacting disposable connected to the medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Felix Clarence Quintanar
  • Publication number: 20230310733
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for safe operation of a wound treatment apparatus with electronic components integrated on or within a wound dressing. In some embodiments, the electronic components include a power source, an isolation circuit, a controller, a capacitor, and a negative pressure source. The isolation circuit provides multiple activation states with at least one state preventing application of power to the other electronic components capable of storing electrical energy, thereby providing a safe operation of the apparatus. For example, sterilization of the apparatus can be performed safely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Frederick Jethro Harrison, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, William Kelbie, Reece Knight, Gergely Melis, Damyn Musgrave, Molly Northcote, Felix Clarence Quintanar, Joseph William Robinson, Daniel Lee Steward, Grant West
  • Publication number: 20230277749
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for providing negative pressure wound therapy to multiple wounds are disclosed. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a negative pressure source configured to couple via a plurality of fluid flow paths to a plurality of wound dressings. The plurality of flow paths includes a plurality of calibrated leaks. The apparatus also includes a controller configured to determine a total rate of flow in the plurality of fluid flow paths and compare the total rate of flow to a plurality of thresholds associated with the plurality of calibrated leaks to determine one or more operating conditions, such as a blockage in one or more of the plurality of flow paths. An indication of the operating condition can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2023
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Inventors: Sarah Jenny Collinson, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Felix Clarence Quintanar
  • Publication number: 20230240897
    Abstract: According to certain embodiments, an apparatus for applying negative pressure to a wound can include a negative pressure source, a sensor, and a controller. The negative pressure source can be configured to couple via a fluid flow path to a wound dressing and provide negative pressure to the wound dressing. The sensor can be configured to monitor a magnitude or frequency of pressure in the fluid flow path generated by the negative pressure source. The controller can be configured to determine an activity classification, such as breathing, changing positions while lying, sitting, walking, standing, jumping, traversing stairs, leg extending, leg bending, and performing chair squats, based on a change in the magnitude of pressure over time while the negative pressure source maintains the magnitude of pressure in the fluid flow path below a negative pressure threshold. The controller can output an indication of the activity classification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Bryan Greener, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Felix Clarence Quintanar
  • Patent number: 11712508
    Abstract: Embodiments of negative pressure wound therapy systems and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, a wound therapy system includes a negative pressure source configured to provide negative pressure via a fluid flow path to a wound dressing, a first circuit board assembly including a first controller configured to control a wound therapy with the wound dressing by activation and deactivation of the negative pressure source, and a second circuit board assembly in communication with the first circuit board assembly, the second circuit board assembly separate from the first circuit board assembly. The second circuit board assembly can include a second controller configured to wirelessly communicate therapy data via a communication network, receive an executable command from an electronic device, and execute the executable command without providing the executable command to the first controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: William W. Gregory, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Felix Clarence Quintanar
  • Publication number: 20230233140
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a wound monitoring and/or therapy apparatus includes a wound dressing configured to be positioned in contact with a wound, the wound dressing comprising one or more sensors configured to obtain measurement data of at least one of the wound or periwound. The apparatus can also include a controller configured to maintain a device clock indicative of a non-real time clock, receive measurement data obtained by the one or more sensors, and transmit measurement data to a remote computing device according to a security protocol, the security protocol comprising including the device clock associated with the measurement data in the transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2023
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Inventors: Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, Marcus Damian Phillips, Felix Clarence Quintanar, Damian Lawson Smith, Charlotte Urwin
  • Patent number: 11707564
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for safe operation of a wound treatment apparatus with electronic components integrated on or within a wound dressing. In some embodiments, the electronic components include a power source, an isolation circuit, a controller, a capacitor, and a negative pressure source. The isolation circuit provides multiple activation states with at least one state preventing application of power to the other electronic components capable of storing electrical energy, thereby providing a safe operation of the apparatus. For example, sterilization of the apparatus can be performed safely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Frederick Jethro Harrison, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, William Kelbie, Reece Knight, Gergely Melis, Damyn Musgrave, Molly Northcote, Felix Clarence Quintanar, Joseph William Robinson, Daniel Lee Steward, Grant West
  • Patent number: 11707385
    Abstract: Embodiments of a negative pressure wound therapy systems and methods for operating the systems are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system includes a pump assembly, canister, and a wound dressing configured to be positioned over a wound. The pump assembly, canister, and the wound dressing can be fluidically connected to facilitate delivery of negative pressure to a wound. The system can be configured to efficiently deliver negative pressure in continuous and intermittent modes. The system can also be configured to gradually ramp up and down to set pressure values. The system can also be configured to detect and indicate presence of certain conditions, such as low pressure, high pressure, leak, canister full, and the like. Detection and indication of the presence of at least some of these conditions can be enabled and disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: William W. Gregory, William Joseph Jaecklein, Felix Clarence Quintanar, Matthew T. Smith
  • Publication number: 20230218445
    Abstract: A wound monitoring and/or therapy system can include a substantially stretchable substrate supporting a plurality of electronic components, including sensors, and a plurality of electronic connections that connect at least some of the electronic components. The electronic components can also include a circuit board supporting at least one controller configured to control at least some of the sensors, the circuit board configured to operate without failure when the substrate is flexed as a result of strain. A calibration track can be positioned on the substrate and connected to a monitoring circuit configured to measure a change in resistance of the calibration track indicative of resistance change of at least some of the plurality of electronic connections. The system can include a controller with a circuit board supporting a plurality of electrical components and an antenna configured to communicate with the substrate, the antenna at least partially enclosing the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2023
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Inventors: Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, William Kelbie, Marcus Damian Phillips, Felix Clarence Quintanar, Daniel Lee Steward